Justin D. Shelly

Justin Darrel Shelly, age 33, of Wilmington, DE passed away on May 11, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Justin was the son of Gina M. (Smoyer) and Bret D. Shelly. He graduated from Concord High School and went on to work in construction. Justin loved football and was a talented player, playing at St. Mary Magdalen School through the CYO program and at Concord High School. Justin was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandfathers, Robert Shelly and Alfred Smoyer.

Justin is survived by his loving parents, Bret and Gina Shelly; his brother, Christopher Shelly; his sister, Brooke Shelly (Andrew Greenjack); his nephew, Andrew R. Greenjack; his paternal grandmother, Sandra Shelly; his maternal grandmother, Lita Smoyer; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to call from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2019 with a memorial service beginning at 2 P.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to aTAck Addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Charlene Piser on
Gina and Bret, so sorry to hear about Justin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Charlene and TR Piser

Submitted by Diane Maddams on
Gina, Bret and family- our heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of your sweet Justin. Love and friendship, the Maddams Family

Submitted by John Kerr&Heath... on
Brett&Gina your commitment to Justins struggle has always been selfless and such that only the strongest of parents could endure. We know he left this life feeling your unconditional love.

Submitted by Kenny and Lisa on
Bret and Gina, we are so sorry to hear about Justin. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

Submitted by Cindy McDaniel on
Bret, Gina, Christopher, Brooke, Mrs. Smoyer, I keep sending up prayers + love for each of you in the minutes + hours + days ahead. Love, Cindy

Submitted by Sandra Samuels on
Bret, Gina and family, my prayers are with you and the family. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Submitted by Jack & Sue Dunbar on
Bret & Gina, So sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family through this very difficult time.

Submitted by AJ on
I am so sorry for your loss. No words can take away the pain of losing a loved one, especially when it was way too soon. But please know that God is with you during this difficult time… Your beloved Justin is in a deep sleep, in peace (1 Thessalonians 4:13,14). Please trust in God’s promise, that we will not be going through this forever; suffering, getting sick, and dying. There is a hope that God has promised us! Revelation 21:3,4

Submitted by David Brodie & ... on
Mr. and Mrs. Shelly, we are very sorry for your incredible loss. Justin’s light on the world shined bright and he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you, Chris and Brooke.

Submitted by Nancy C on
I am so very sorry to read of the untimely passing of your loved one, Justin. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. May the love and memories you have for him continue to sustain your family as you deal with his loss. May "the God of all comfort," (2Cor.1:3,4) be with your family now as well as the delicate days ahead. Please take care.

Submitted by Whetham family on
Sending you strength to get through this difficult time. We are all so very sorry . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Submitted by Don Kimsey on
To the Shelly Family, We extend our compassionate prayer to each of you as you endure the pain n sorrow of your family loss. We pray that you will get through this discomfort n sadness. Justin is now at peace. As time goes by you will tolerate his passing but will always have him in your thoughts n heart. God bless your family. Respectfully, Joyce n Don Kimsey n our family.

Submitted by Lori Hollis on
Dear Brett, Gina and Brooke We are so very sorry to hear about Justin. Our thoughts are with you ..... James and Lori Hollis

Submitted by Ryan Costa on
To the Shelly family, it hurts my heart to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP Justin, you will be missed dearly .

Submitted by Ben McInnis on
Mr and Mrs Shelly, I didn’t believe this when I first heard this. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Justin will always be thought of as an all around great guy. A Concord Raider that we will never forget.

Submitted by B. Smith on
Dear Bret, My deepest condolences to you & your family. May your son find the rest & peace in the loving embrace of our Lord. May love & mercy strengthen you in the days ahead & always.

Submitted by A.Johnson on
I am sorry to hear about your loss. In 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 its shows that we can rely on the God of all comfort to comfort us through any trial we are going through. I also find to be very encouraging. My prayers are with the family

Submitted by Sherry on
Deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:"..death will be no more.., the former things have passed away."